Collaborative system of logistical control and productive assets for industrial and manufacturing environments (COLIBRI).
Start date: 2021
End date: 2024
Participants: Leader: Aerotecnic Metallic SL; Consortium members: Applus+ Laboratories (LGAI Technological Center SA), Altran Innovacion SL, Arcelormittal Innovacion Investigacion e Inversion SL, Deuser Tech Group SL, Embention Sistemas Inteligentes SL and Keonn Technologies SL.
Funding: This project is funded by the CDTI and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación).
The aim of the COLIBRI project is to research and develop drones for use in warehouses and industry. This means investigating a collaborative logistics and asset control system for industrial and manufacturing environments, based on the incorporation of a new concept of collaborative, industrial, intelligent and connected drones, able to work together in a productive environment, indoors and with people.
The project’s technical objectives are as follows:
The COLIBRI project also responds to the industry's need to hybridize the physical and digital environment by implementing a connection between the real and virtual based on the digitalized logistics control system. This will be done through the interconnection of multiple RFID systems and the development of multi-level digital twins.
The existing certification and validation processes apply to drones for outdoor rather than indoor use. However, the benefits of being able to use drones indoors in a safe way are diverse, especially in terms of logistics and operation of large industrial buildings.
Applus+ Laboratories’ specific main objective in the project is to design and apply a validation framework and new validation methodologies to small, indoor drones for industrial applications. Building on existing methodologies for outdoor drones, this new framework will require the development of specific test benches and test methods adapted to indoor operations.
To achieve our goals, we will work in three different directions: